Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2019/351 amending Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2013/255/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Syria Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/350 amending Council Implementing Regulation No 36/2012 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Syria

1. At the Foreign Affairs Council on 4 March 2019, the attached Council Implementing Decision and Council Implementing Regulation were adopted. They add seven new listings to the EU Syria sanctions regime and amend the statement of reasons of eight individuals to reflect the positions they now hold.

2. Those individuals listed will be subject to an asset freeze and a travel ban.


3. An Explanatory Memorandum on this issue was last submitted for Parliamentary scrutiny on 25 May 2018. The documents were cleared at the House of Lords EU Select Committee Chairman’s sift on 6 June 2018. The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee cleared the documents as “not legally or politically important” on 6 June 2018 (ESC 39772 & 39773, 30th Report, Session 2017-19).


4. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs is the Minister with overall responsibility for UK policy on the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy.


5. The UK’s Foreign Affairs policy is a reserved matter under the UK’s devolution settlements and no devolved administration interests arise. The devolved administrations have therefore not been consulted in the preparation of this EM.

Topic  Restrictive Measures 
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Associated file(s)

  1. 13 March 2019 Duncan - Boswell - 179 KB - pdf
  2. 13 March 2019 Duncan - Cash - 179 KB - pdf
  3. Council Implementing Decision 2019/351 - 367 KB - pdf
  4. Council Implementing Regulation 36/2012 - 368 KB - pdf
  5. EM OTNYR - 217 KB - pdf

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